Two for the Road

Get ready for the comedy team of the '90s--Bill Murray and Woody Allen. That's what Touchstone's got cooking for "What About Bob?," once a Robin Williams project postponed from a planned shoot last spring. It could happen this fall, a source tells us, if contracts are completed.

The screenplay by Tom Schulman ("Dead Poets Society") concerns a neurotic man (to be played by Murray) who flips out when his psychiatrist goes on vacation. Patient tags after shrink (Allen), making the doc's life utterly miserable.

A source close to the Laura Ziskin production said that discussions are at "a very delicate stage." Garry Marshall had been attached as director, but Allen could do triple duty as star, director and possibly co-writer if he can arrange for some freedom from his exclusive deal with Orion Pictures.

Disney declined comment.

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